Active environmental water management occurs whenever environmental water managers have some discretion or choice about the use of environmental water. Whenever these decisions are made, they need to be aimed at achieving the greatest environmental benefit for the environmental water to be used and contributing to the achievement of local river and wetland management objectives. This chapter outlines the policy principles and frameworks required to make these decisions in ways that provide confidence they represent the highest value environmental use, achieve good environmental outcomes, stand up to external scrutiny, and increase community confidence in environmental water management institutions.
|Title of host publication||Water for the Environment|
|Subtitle of host publication||From Policy and Science to Implementation and Management|
|Editors||Avril Horne, Angus Webb, Michael Stewardson, Brian Richter, Mike Acreman|
|Place of Publication||United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Aug 2017|